A paper on decentralized collaborative learning has been accepted to IJCAI 19, one of the top AI conferences, for presentation at Macau, China, in August.
The paper starts with giving a compliment to Bitcoin for its innovative idea for securing data consistency, which is usually called “Proof-of-Work”. Although the original paper describes the idea as voting by computation power, I think the key idea is not just a voting but its stochastic nature.
My paper presents a simple but efficient way of doing “(relatively) secure” collaborative learning with a particular focus on IoT (internet-of-things) applications, where cryptographically rigorous security would be too much. Hope I can see many people sharing similar interests and have exciting discussions at Macau.